The United States Botanic Garden becomes especially magical during the holiday season. 

Every year the Botanic Garden puts on a holiday show called Season’s Greetings, and this year they'll be showcasing re-creations of diverse botanic gardens from all around our nation—from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden's Japanese torii gate to the Huntsville Botanical Garden's Rocket Garden (featuring NASA space nodes and rockets!). The display will also feature beloved D.C. landmarks made entirely of plant materials.

And the best part? It's completely free.

The show will start on Thursday, November 28, and go until January 5, 2020. You’ll be able to visit the gardens every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., but the most ideal time to go is in early December, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, as it will stay open until 8 p.m. those days. The gardens will also feature live music on those nights (Score!). 

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And the Botanic Garden wouldn’t pass up the chance to showcase its most gorgeous flower arrangements and plants during this time of year! Make sure you bring your camera to get a lot of pictures of you and your loved ones here. I promise—this will be a great opportunity to level up your Instagram game. 

Check out the Botanic Garden's website for more information.